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16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 7f 7y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: P23211 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

His hurdle record stood at 1-31 until two Worcester wins in the last five weeks; made most of the running in both of those and thriving at present but this will provide him with a much stiffer test.

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7th

18

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; an 11yo who has still won six of his last nine races (all staying handicap hurdles) but he bled from the nose when pulled up behind Gwennie May Boy at Uttoxeter last time and this race looks too hot.

33/1

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Classic Concorde

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; some feat for an 11yo to have won six of his last eight starts (all staying handicap hurdles) and at his best in the mud, as he showed with an ultra-game defeat of Supremely West at Chepstow three weeks ago; has earned his career-high mark (up 7lb for last time) and there's no knocking him.

14/1

1st

12

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Classic Concorde

10st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: David Brace

Often leads; five wins last August-December, the last of which was over C&D (soft) at Christmas; up a further 7lb to another career-high mark at Huntingdon (good to soft) one month ago when that superb sequence came to an end and the scale of his defeat was concerning; needs to bounce back with another career best, aged 11.

20/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 216314 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Took his record for Grace Harris to 3-10 with last month's C&D success; has since finished fourth behind Classic Concorde at Worcester but overall balance of form entitles him to consideration.

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4th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:05 Market Rasen

Halifax

12st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Triple good-ground winner over 2m7f-3m last year; back on his last winning mark after a couple of lacklustre efforts this winter but he probably needs the ground to dry out.

12/1

5th

9

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Halifax

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Consistent sort who won three times last year, latest in September; well below form in December on latest start but that was after 79 days off, when 20-1 and over just an extended 2m5f, whereas most of his runs last year (and the wins) were over 2m7f-3m; place chance if back on song.

12/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: P212-P BF

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Pulled up at Worcester when last seen in May but had previously been in good form; clearly has to leave behind that final effort but that's possible with yard firmly among the winners.

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2nd

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Ballycamus

11st 4lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2-4 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained at Warwick (2m4f, soft) in January; posted another good effort when second at Newbury (2m4f, heavy) this month and will be fine back at 3m; probably won't be far away.

4/1

2nd

3

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Ballycamus

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Successful in lower grade at Warwick (2m4f, soft) most recently, taking chase record to 2-3; now 5lb higher back in stiffer company and was well behind Passing Well here two starts ago; however, can't rule out further improvement in this sphere.

9/2

1st

3

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Warwick

Ballycamus

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual hurdle winner who stayed on best to make a successful chase debut over slightly shorter at Chepstow (heavy) in December and he was tackling stronger company and a longer trip when well below form at Newbury (2m6f, soft); 4lb higher than for the win and Finn Lambert claimed 5lb that day, so he probably needs to find extra to go in again.

11/2

Form: /341-4 BF

Last run: 156 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Just six career starts; disappointing favourite at Kempton when last seen in May but had made a successful handicap debut at Exeter the previous month (form worked out well): ought to be able to progress further and looks a lively contender.

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1st

3

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:10 Ascot

Kings Threshold

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Placed in all three chases, most recently when second at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy) last month; 1lb lower today and ought to be better suited by the forecast quicker ground; high on the list.

5/1

2nd

1

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Kings Threshold

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders, went third 10th, went second but awkward jump last, kept on

11/4

3rd

2

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

14:35 Newbury

Kings Threshold

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Won over hurdles at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) last April; ran well switched to fences at Kempton (2m4f, good; clear second off 3lb lower) ten weeks ago and looks open to progress in this sphere; respected.

6/1

Form: 0S/021

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Little to show for first five starts but much improved in the latest pair; won in good style at Downpatrick last month (2m2f) and may well stay this much longer trip; handicap mark has taken a massive hit but still plenty to like about this Irish challenger.

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1st

8

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 198y

15:20 Punchestown

Morricone

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ray Hackett

raced in third, prominent when mistake and pecked on landing 2 out, headway on near side of group home turn, bit short of room when switched right before last, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish

5/1

1st

12

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

13:25 Punchestown

Morricone

11st 3lb

J: Mr J Dunne

T: Ray Hackett

Kept his form well since winning a handicap hurdle at Downpatrick in September, probable career best in first-time cheekpieces when second over 2m3f on heavy here last month; 3lb higher now but a likely contender.

7/1

2nd

17

12th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 56y

13:30 Punchestown

Morricone

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Ray Hackett

Second at Tramore before winning well over 2m2f at Downpatrick in September; disappointing on final start for his previous trainer; made a positive start for this yard here last month; has a bit to find with Lazer Wolf but was left with plenty to do after making a mistake early; cheekpieces on now.

7/1

Form: 11312 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Has won half of his six starts; comfortably landed a Worcester maiden event last month and probably ran into a useful rival when second at Uttoxeter; handicap debut and another well worth considering.

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6th

7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Olivers Travels

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

midfield, slow jump and dropped to rear 7th, headway before 4 out, weakened quickly from 3 out

4/1

2nd

1

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

14:35 Uttoxeter

Olivers Travels

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Dual bumper winner who opened hurdling account at second attempt, with 11l success in five-runner Worcester maiden (2m7f, good) this month; carries penalty in deeper race here but ought to play a significant role.

3/1

1st

3

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Worcester

Olivers Travels

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

raced in third, in touch with leaders 6th, going easily when led 3 out, went clear from 2 out, pushed out run-in, comfortably

8/13

OUR TIP

Form: /PPP1- D

Last run: 160 days

W: 12st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Had completely lost his way in chases but caused a shock with his 33-1 Perth success in April, when sent over hurdles for the first time in two years; absence since of no concern (has won when fresh) but does seem to require an uncontested lead to be seen to best effect now.

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0

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 3

14:45 Musselburgh

Burbank

11st 9lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Formerly smart chaser who came back from the doldrums with a Perth hurdles win (3m2f, good to soft) in April; pulled up in the other five of his last six starts, including on his reappearance at Bangor last month; hard to be confident but a possible player if he is allowed to dominate.

20/1

0

2

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Burbank

12st 1lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

raced lazily at times, prominent, lost position 7th, struggling 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

12/1

Form: 2234-6

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Never able to land a blow at Hexham last month on return to hurdling (fit from the Flat) and has since been sold out of Brian Ellison's yard for 10,000gns; worth another go at this sort of trip.

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7th

1

(11)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Punxsutawney Phil

9st 13lb

J: William Pyle

T: Mark Walford

in rear

25/1

7th

5

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:40 Sedgefield

Punxsutawney Phil

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Dual purpose performer whose sole hurdles success came here (2m1f, soft) in October 2021; has been seen more often on the Flat during the past year and his recent return to hurdles/fences hasn't worked out; best watched for now.

16/1

Form: -515P2

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Cartmel chasing specialist and runner-up there on latest start; first attempt over hurdles since December 2018 and looks up against it in a field with plenty of in-form performers.

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11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Dee Star

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Late-blooming veteran who is best known as a Cartmel specialist; drew clear to win by 3m5f there (good ground) last spring but signed off in the autumn with two disappointing runs and remains on a fairly tough mark.

50/1

6th

6

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 48y

Class 2

16:25 Sedgefield

Dee Star

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Inconsistent 10yo who was pulled up at Bangor just 18 days ago, but that was a rare run over hurdles and he's shown some good chase form this season (including 3m5f win at Cartmel); not discounted now back over fences.

12/1

0

8

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Dee Star

11st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to midfield 6th, struggling 7th, pulled up before 4 out

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £441.00
Straight Forecast £421.70
Tricast £1821.80
Trifecta £2193.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Morricone

RP RATINGS:

Ballycamus

POSTDATA:

Halifax

TOPSPEED:

Classic Concorde

The Sun:

Olivers Travels

The Star:

Morricone

Daily Record:

Morricone

WEST COUNTRY:

Ballycamus

D Express:

Ballycamus

The Times:

Halifax

Daily Mirror:

Halifax

The Guardian:

Classic Concorde

Daily Mail:

Classic Concorde